Masud To Lead Bangladesh against Windies
Fri, Nov 22, '02
Bangladesh cricket selectors have retained wicketkeeper Khaled
Masud as captain and recalled former captain Naimur Rahman the
1-man squad for the upcoming one-day series against the West
The Bangladesh Cricket Board announced a team that includes a combination of young and veteran players, aiming to score more runs. "We are putting emphasis on batting to get a higher run score," chief selector Aliul Islam said.
Off-spinner Naimur Rahman who had been left off the one-day
squad during the past year, was recalled to combat the five
left-handed batsmen in the West Indies squad, Islam said.
The team also includes three young, promising players who were recently injured in a road accident, but have recovered, Islam said. Alok Kapali, Tapash Baisya and Tushar Imran were injured Nov 7 when their motorised rickshaw overturned on a busy road in the capital, Dhaka.
The West Indies team, which arrives in Bangladesh on Nov 25, will play three one-day internationals and two Test matches from Nov 29-Dec 20. The tour begins with a three-match limited-overs series on Nov 29 in the southeastern city of Chittagong. Two other one-dayers will be played Dec 2-3 in Dhaka.
The first Test match is scheduled in Dhaka from Dec 8-12, while the second and final test is in Chittagong from Dec 16-20.
Bangladesh's Test squad will be announced later and is likely to include most of the one-day players, Islam said.
* Culled from newswire reports.